RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom

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International Society for Technology in Education, Jan 1, 2008 - Computers - 308 pages
A powerful technology, but a simple concept, RSS ('Really Simple Syndication') makes it possible to easily access frequently updated content on the Internet. RSS allows you to 'subscribe' to content and have updates automatically delivered to your computer. Many Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, and wikis, have been made even more useful with the advent of RSS technology.

Let expert John Hendron show you how to use a news aggregator to harness the power of RSS for a variety of purposes, including classroom projects, professional development, and keeping students and parents informed.

* Learn how to use free and inexpensive software such as Garage Band and Audacity to manipulate audio files and create podcasts.
* Explore the pros and cons of various blogging platforms.
* Have your students blog, and use RSS to deliver their assignments to you automatically.

With RSS and the Read/Write Web, the possibilities are endless.

A glossary and an extensive list of online resources round out this essential guide to the power of Web syndication.

Also available:

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347
Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education - ISBN 1564842479

About the Author
John G. Hendron has been employed since 1999 as a teacher and instructional technologist for Goochland County Public Schools in Virginia. Hendron produces a regular podcast for members of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE). He also freelances as a graphic and Web designer. In December, 2006, he received the Virginia State Technology Leadership Award from the Virginia Department of Education.

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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

The subtitle of this book is a great indicator for those who have not used these technologies to get started. Plenty of instructions and good ideas. Read full review

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Outstanding resource for all teachers. A must read if you are unfamiliar with any of the terms in the title. This will be the only resource you need for RSS in your classroom


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